The second best scorer in the league, an MVP candidate, the only superstar on a team that is second in their conference – and he is only 5 foot 9. If you didn’t know who Isaiah Thomas is, you will probably say I am crazy and that it’s impossible. But Isaiah Thomas proved all the haters wrong. Oh yeah, did I tell you he is only 5 foot 9!
Isaiah Thomas was named after the Pistons Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas III. Isaiah’s dad was a Lakers fan who jokingly told his friend that if the Pistons won the 1989 NBA championship over the Lakers, he would name his baby Isaiah. The Pistons proceeded to sweep the Lakers and win the championship. That is why his name is Isaiah Thomas.
Isaiah Thomas is a superstar. He averages 29.7 points per game, 6.7 assists, and 2.7 rebounds. The only other person who averages at least 29.7 points per game is Russell Westbrook. In college, Isaiah scored a buzzer beater to win the PAC 10 Championship!
Because of his amazing performance in the PAC 10, Isaiah thought he would be a First Round Draft pick. But he wasn’t a first rounder, or an early second rounder. He was the last pick in the draft! That is number 60!
He was in the NBA all rookie second team and finished 7th in “Rookie of the Year” voting. So in his rookie year, he was 7th in his draft class and was drafted last! Now, he is one of the best players in the league.
Thats why I call him a 5′ 9″ monster